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ORDINARY ANGELS Scores Third Place at Weekend Box Office 

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ORDINARY ANGELS Scores Third Place at Weekend Box Office 

By Movieguide® Contributor  

Based on a true story, ORDINARY ANGELS took third place at the box office last weekend, beating out Marvel’s MADAME WEB and Universal Pictures’s MIGRATION.  

It was a successful opening weekend for ORDINARY ANGELS,” CHVN Radio announced Tuesday.  

According to data from Box Office Mojo, the film brought in a total of $6.5 million over the weekend and has made $7,685,658 altogether.  

The movie stars MILLION DOLLAR BABY’s Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson, recently known for his role in Prime Video’s REACHER.  

Movieguide®’s positive review of the movie reads: 

ORDINARY ANGELS is a very exciting, heartrending movie. The movie opens with a little baby girl being born to Ed Schmitt and his wife. Regrettably, some three years later, the mother dies. Then, Ed finds out his young daughter, Michelle, is dying of a failing kidney. Sharon, a woman with low self-esteem and a drinking problem working in a local beauty shop, decides to help. She holds a fundraiser for Michelle and helps Ed with his hospital bills, but Ed doesn’t trust her. Things come to a head when Ed tries to rush Michelle to a hospital in a blizzard to get her a kidney transplant. 

ORDINARY ANGELS is a very exciting movie. It’s also extremely heartrending because it shows many people volunteering to help this little girl. Even the television station in the small community helps and asks people for prayer. Frankly, very few movies have so well integrated Christian faith, values and entertainment together like ORDINARY ANGELS. That said, MOVIEGUIDE® suggests light caution for younger children because of the mother’s death and moments where the little girl vomits blood. 

In addition to its high mark at the box office, “the movie also scored well, with the audience scoring 82% on the Tomatometer and a 99% audience score,” CHVN Radio reported.  

Screen Rant noted the differences between ORDINARY ANGELS’s Rotten Tomato scores and its competition, MADAME WEB’s. The latter “has a 13% Tomatometer score from critics and an audience score of only 56%.” 

This proves that audiences continue to be drawn to real stories of faith and hope. 

The picture’s director, Jon Gunn, told Movieguide® why he felt led to head the movie: 

The true story was kind of hard to believe, you know?” he said. “It’s one of my favorite combinations where it’s got real life issues, real stakes. It’s not a movie that has easy answers, but it’s got so much hope and so much joy at the heart of it, and so I really enjoy that balance.” 

Swank wanted to be a part of the movie because she felt inspired by its messages, which are based on real, hard issues. She told Movieguide®:

 “I mean, you know, it’s like this is real life. It’s real life, and it’s all captured in this capsule of two hours that deals with so many issues, including organ transplants and the importance of being an organ donor and how that can save a life,” she shared. “And so all of those issues were part of why I wanted to be in this film.” 

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